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Amazfit T-Rex Pro launches in the Philippines

Military-grade smartwatch with 18 days of battery life

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Are you looking for a smartwatch that’s durable enough for the type of activities you do? Wait no further as Amazfit T-Rex Pro is coming to the Philippines.

Designed for Outdoors

The T-Rex Pro is a smartwatch that’s built to last even in the harshest climate conditions — humid rainforests, super-dry deserts, you name ’em. Not only it is shock-resistant, it’s also water-resistant with a grade of 10 ATM. To make it better, the smartwatch can last up to 18 days in a single charge.

It has a 1.3-inch AMOLED display that’s clear and colorful enough when exposed to the bright sunlight. Its design should be attractive enough for any sports enthusiast especially with its metal-sprayed outer bezel and silicone strap that repels sweat as well.

Just in case you get lost in the wilderness, it supports four global navigation satellite systems as well as a compass to help you track location even in challenging environments. There’s also a barometric altimeter that records one’s elevation after a climb.

It even has a weather tracker that can monitor sunrise and sunsets as well as display the current moon phase.

Your Personal Trainer

The Amazfit T-Rex Pro has 100 different sports mode for you to choose. It can track your heart rate, distance, speed, burned calories, and even your blood-oxygen saturation so you won’t miss a chance of getting fitter every single day.

There’s also an Amazfit-exclusive feature called Firstbeat algorithm that assesses data such as your maximum oxygen update, full recovery time, training load, among other progresses and accomplishments. In addition to that, there’s ExerSense algorithm which automatically recognizes eight sports modes and records all related data.

Moreover, the Amazfit T-Rex Pro is also equipped with BioTracker 2 PPG — an optical sensor. Not only it records precise heart rate monitor, it also alerts you if your heart rate gets too high. It’s also responsible for tracking HRV (heart rate variability) so that it can record your response to stress.

There are more health-related features that await you such as PAI (Personal Activitiy Intelligence) health assessment system. There’s SomnusCare sleep-quality monitoring feature as well for recognizing one’s sleep states and breathing problems when asleep.

Pricing and Availability

The Amazfit T-Rex Pro comes in three color options including Meteorite Black, Desert Grey, and Steel Blue.

It will be available for pre-order starting on September 1, 2021 with a retail price of PhP 8,090 through its official Shopee and Lazada stores. Units will rollout two days after the pre-order date. The first 100 buyers will receive a Yi 1080p Dome Camera.

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Twitter cancels CoTweets

Less than a year after launch

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Last year, Twitter unleashed CoTweets, a unique way to collaborate with other users to create tweets. With the new feature, two users can co-author a post. Among all the new features that the platform introduced as of late, CoTweets seemed like a no-brainer in today’s content landscape. However, the feature is unfortunately short-lived. Twitter has abruptly cancelled CoTweets.

As of today, Twitter has ended the CoTweets feature through a small notice in the feature’s support page. Users will no longer be able to create new ones starting today. Plus, already existing posts will be viewable only for another month.

Though the feature is gone for now, Twitter is not giving up on the ability to co-author tweets. Even after today, the company is still looking for other ways to introduce the feature in the future.

For the past few months, Twitter has gone through a lot of changes. Since Elon Musk acquired the platform, the billionaire implemented his unique vision as to how Twitter evolves in the long run. Of note, CoTweets was one of the last features implemented before the acquisition. Whether or not the cancellation stems from Musk’s vision is an open question. Regardless, Twitter is changing once again.

SEE ALSO: Twitter is teasing an ad-free subscription tier

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Sony, Xbox, Nintendo are skipping E3 2023

Might hold their own events

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E3 used to be one of the most anticipated showcases for the gaming community. However, since the pandemic, the event’s impact gradually shrank especially because of in-person cancellations. Now, despite the return of in-person events, E3 still has a massive uphill climb to bounce back from the past. This year, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have officially pulled out from the event.

For the first time in four years, E3 is holding an in-person event at the Los Angeles Convention Center this June. Unfortunately, according to IGN, three of the biggest companies to grace the show floor will not make an appearance for the event this year.

In an interview with the source, Microsoft says that Xbox will still hold a showcase around the same time. However, the company will likely skip the floor itself and hold its event concurrently in another location.

IGN also reports that Sony and Nintendo will follow in Microsoft’s footsteps and skip E3 this year. Nintendo usually holds its own Direct events online. Holding its own outside of an in-person event is just what you’d expect for the Switch’s growing library of games.

Sony, on the other hand, has not shared any official plans during June’s showcase yet. If anything, the PlayStation 5 is in for an optimistic year, given the console’s upcoming games. An exclusive event sounds possible, too.

SEE ALSO: E3 is finally returning to in-person events next year

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Foldable iPad coming in 2024, report says

With a carbon fiber kickstand

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Only a few things are as mythical as Apple’s first foldable device. For years, Apple has reportedly worked on foldable technology in hopes of eventually releasing an iPhone or an iPad with the form factor. Now, years later, more and more reports are revealing optimistic developments for the company’s first set of foldable devices.

According to a new one from Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will likely release the first foldable iPad sometime in 2024. With the new device, the company hopes to revamp the iPad lineup, releasing a more varied mix to boost shipments.

Additionally, Kuo states that the device will come with a carbon fiber kickstand. Besides offering a unique form factor for the lineup, the kickstand’s material will also decrease the device’s weight, making for a lighter iPad.

It’s still some time away from now. Even if Kuo hit the nail on the head with this report, Apple can still change plans between now and 2024. Besides an iPad, the company is also reportedly working on a foldable iPhone to take on Samsung’s dominance in the industry. However, like the enigmatic iPad, not much is known about the foldable iPhone. Given the increasing abundance of reports about the foldable lineup, we will likely learn more as the year progresses.

SEE ALSO: Apple testing E Ink displays for foldable iPhone

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